August 3, 2020
I speak to Sophia, a healthcare worker and a mate, about her experience contracting - and not dying of - COVID-19. We talk about what it's like... the shocking treatment she received in Victorian Government hotel quarantine... the all-staff email she sent to an entire DHHS department just to get them to do something... and why she's currently got her face stuck in a big tin of Nescafe Blend 43.
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June 5, 2020
Solidarity with BLM. Justice for George Floyd and for Black & Indigenous people murdered by the state locally and abroad. Tips and thoughts on how to stay safe - and useful - at rallies. How - if at all - to rally during COVID-19, what to do before & during a rally, what/who to watch out for, and a few observations on what happens in more tense situations. Donation links can be found here: click.
May 22, 2020
How to express concerns over Chinese surveillance state apparatus, and the threat of it coming over here, without falling into the company of unhinged conspiracy theorists? Can we ask questions about how China has handled the pandemic without playing into the hands of nationalists, racists and war hawks? Are there seriously 5G surveillance state promo commercials in China?? What's the HUMAN FLESH SEARCH ENGINE???
To answer these questions I talked to Dr Kaz, an Asian Studies researcher at an Australian university, about all things China. An excellent yarn! All this and more in this... the latest ep of WAR ROOM: PANDEMIC.
April 10, 2020
I talk to Nathan Leitch of Barpirdhila Foundation (9:59) about their fundraiser to support Indigenous artists & community affected by COVID-19; yarn with Anthony Kelly of the Police Accountability Project (43:24) about increased copper powers in the pandemic and how they’re misusing them; and I visit & revisit some old mates, such as prominent Australian nationalists, Nazis, conspiracy theorists & cooked Facebook groups, to learn about the shit that they’re making up about coronavirus.
I record The Poor Can Feed The Birds aboard the hull of the abandoned Ruby Princess, where I ride atop a mighty, enormous pangolin steed. I control an army of horseshoe bats that flock around me like a cloud of night. We steer the disease hulk around the nation. I am Dread Coronavirus. Support me on Patreon: https://patreon.com/tomtanuki
The Poor Can Feed The Birds is part of the Channel Zero Network.
Barpirdhila Foundation fundraiser: https://covid19-first-nations-community-impacts.raisely.com/
Police Accountability Project: http://www.policeaccountability.org.au/
COVID Policing report tool: https://covidpolicing.org.au/
March 27, 2020
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In this MEGA SUPER EP I speak to:
- Jason Marshall, a lawyer specialising in residential tenancy law, about tenants, landlords and What Is To Be Done to protect people from getting booted out during the pandemic.
- Harry, a theatre technician in a Victorian hospital who's bracing himself for the onslaught... with some valuable fkn advice for you about what tf you should do.
- Wade who lives in Barcelona, Spain. Spain's two weeks ahead of us. Wade's basically living our future. Listen to this crystal ball vision into what Australia will soon be seeing.
***PLUS A WHOLE BUNCH OF CORONAVIRUS-THEMED DANCEHALL, SOCA, REGGAE AND AFROBEAT BANGERS COZ WHY CAN'T PANDEMICS HAVE FUN SOMETIMES***
National Help Database on my page (with links to a ton of way more useful resources): click here